Indiana produce unlikely ready for
July 4 holiday celebrations
June 29, 2011
By Lisa Schluttenhofer
After months of wet weather, Purdue Extension experts say melons, sweet corn and other Indiana-grown produce, may not be ready for Independence Day barbecues.
Sweet corn usually can be harvested by mid-June, cantaloupes are usually ready by late-June and watermelons mid-July, said Purdue Extension produce specialist Dan Egel. But this year's heavy rains and cool spring weather delayed crops anywhere from 10 days to two weeks.